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Hunt ahead of DCE according to NRL fans!

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Brookvale2015, Aug 31, 2015.

  1. Brookvale2015

    Brookvale2015 Active Member

    +464 /171
    Apparently Hunt is better than DCE and the only thing DCE has going for him is his premiership. This gets me so angry because DCE is so much better than him, here's the factors I think are unfair to DCE not playing rep footy in the future:
    -Where manly sits on the ladder
    -He saved his career (ditched the drugos)
    -Doesn't suit thurstons game
    -Contract and off field issues
    -On going shoulder injury
    -Just because broncos have played well this year hunt is considered better
    -One inconsistent year and DCE isn't worthy
    -Every one hates him for no reason
    Yet after all this unfair bias Queensland opinion he has won 3 motm awards without Kieran this year and has been in my opinion a big part of our late season revival. Even johns has said it and fitter he is one of the top 10 best players in the comp and one of the top 3 halfbacks in the comp.
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    • Ralphie

      Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member

      +2,953 /287
      Seems like NRL fans are pretty good judges based on 2015 form.
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      • Snake

        Snake Doing The Eagle Rock!

        +5,082 /244
        They both have strengths and weaknesses.

        I have to say that DCE has disappointed me since a bumper debut season. He was outstanding in 2011, and ran into great form at the back end of 2013, but outside of that window, he has failed to live up to the hype IMO.

        He has all the skills, but I fear that he may have bought into the hype a little himself, and it has affected his ability to focus on the task at hand; play good consistent football.

        Hunt has done the reverse, and took a while to get going, but has developed consistency in his game, and although you could say he is doing behind a very good Bronco's pack, he was doing it last year when Brisbane just scraped into the finals.
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        • Eagles2nv

          Eagles2nv Sea you in the finals 2017 Tipping Competitor

          +2,103 /49
          Yeap of course there going to pick hunt over DCE, cause of the position on the ladder.

          Wouldn't surprise me if half the votes are brisbane fans.
        • COMMANDER


          +2,412 /121
          Cherry is the third best halfback for Qld at the moment.
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          • sheridanstand78

            sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

            +4,867 /73
            Being objective over this season Hunt haa been a lot more consistent. To be fair he has a winning pack of forwards and a brilliant 5/8 out side of him something that DCE didn't get this season. I expect him to be lethal in 2016 now that he can focus on his game and improve on his role of finishing off sets and games.
          • brad

            brad Well-Known Member

            +4,355 /159
            I don't care what all these wankers think I would have dce over any half in the world . Done dusted kaput sayanara. .
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            • bones

              bones Bones Knows

              +9,037 /102
              Can only be judged on current form, so Hunt is the better player IMO.
              That doesn't mean Cherry can't be the better player next year.
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                Last edited: Aug 31, 2015
              • NYEagle

                NYEagle Well-Known Member

                +1,400 /84
                DCE is better than Hunt but not based on 2015 form.
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                • HoldenV8

                  HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

                  +10,540 /173
                  Cherry is behind only behind JT and Cronk when it comes to Aussie halfbacks (I'd say, though Kiwis would disagree, that he is the equal of Johnson). But he is definitely ahead of Hunt. Hell, I'd say even Michael Morgan is ahead of Hunt.

                  You have to remember that Hunt has played most of the year behind a winning forward pack. Put DCE at halfback of this years Donkeys and they would hardly ever lose. And add that to the fact that 90% of Queenslanders won't forgive DCE for turning his back on the state to remain at Manly (when in reality he only turned his back on the Coke Coast club), and of course they would say Hunt is ahead of him. Also, Hunt hasn't had to go through in Brisbane what DCE and the rest of the Sea Eagles have had to put up with this year.
                  Last edited: Aug 31, 2015
                • Clay

                  Clay Well-Known Member

                  +1,532 /66
                  DCE is a better player.
                  Huht has been on better form this year.
                  Hopefully DCE will be injury free next year and doesn't have to worry about his contract. Get back to playing good footy
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                  • COMMANDER


                    +2,412 /121
                    Sorry fourth best if you consider Thurston as well. So in order Thurston, Cronk, Hunt then DCE.
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                    • kingoftherodeo

                      kingoftherodeo Active Member

                      +72 /8
                      DCE over hunt any day of the week

                      Behind a crapola pack DCE has done well most games this year. 2 or three average ones come to mind but overall he always was our best half.

                      Hunt is a stock standard half that does the little things well and works ok to game plan. DCE can bust a game on his own.
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                      • Rex

                        Rex Well-Known Member

                        +2,376 /60
                        Fourth best for Qld if you included Thurston as a half alongside Cronk and Hunt. Which would rate him the fourth best halfback in the game right now, on form.

                        But what halfback has rated highly when playing behind a beaten pack? Kevin Junee springs to mind - when he was playing for Easts. But that was way back in the 60s and early 70s.

                        DCE's most underrated value is his long kicking game. Many a time this year Manly's forwards were dominated, but DCE got us out of trouble with his long kicks. DCE falls behind Cronk and Hunt with bombs from near halfway. But his short kicks (say 20 metres out) are usually pretty good.
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                        • wedgetail eagle

                          wedgetail eagle Well-Known Member Premium Member

                          +2,152 /11
                          We know DCE is better than Hunt.
                        • HappilyManly

                          HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

                          +19,033 /368
                          Chez crapped on Hunt in Gosford :nod:
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                          • Jase Seaeagle

                            Jase Seaeagle Active Member

                            +167 /15
                            But is DCE Worth a Mill a Year
                          • SeaEagle21

                            SeaEagle21 Well-Known Member Premium Member

                            +1,453 /22
                            Going off 2015 it's easy to come that conclusion. However facts are DCE is playing behind one of the worst performing packs in the NRL in 2015.

                            Time and momentum in attack is everything for a half and both he and KF have been starved of it the last two seasons.

                            The shoulder injury hasn't helped either. With off season surgery and training based around him as the dominant half and better forward pack lets see what 2016 brings.

                            Besides DCE is ours so Hunt can f**k off, i can be biased can't I? ;)
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                            • SeaEagle21

                              SeaEagle21 Well-Known Member Premium Member

                              +1,453 /22
                              Penn and Joke Kelly think so, otherwise they would have paid less if they didn't let their egos cloud their common sense (term used very loosley there)
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                              • Duff

                                Duff Well-Known Member

                                +631 /12
                                Form is fleeting but class is forever.
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